The 50 Best affordable fashion

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Stylists Lee Holmes and Eliisa Makin go in search of bargains

1. Topman

Too much knitwear is never a bad thing and depending on the thickness of the yarn, woollens can be worn at almost any time of the year. This crew neck is great all year round.

Where: topman.com

How much: £38

2. Primark

This delicious woven apple bag is worth every one of the seven pounds it costs. Sweet and fun, it will bring cheer to a tired wardrobe. Looks great worn quirkily with a full-skirted dress.

Where: primark.co.uk

How much: £7

3. Marks & Spencer

Ice-cream colours can be slightly intimidating, but are flattering to the majority of skin-tones. This elegant vest looks great worn over skinny trousers or with an A-line skirt.

Where: marksandspencer.com

How much: £29.50

4. Jeff Banks for Debenhams

Better known for his classic business attire, it's nice to see Banks's snappy pair of desert boots in the summer range for Debenhams. The stone suede has a very casual feel.

Where: debenhams.com

How much: £30

5. Topshop

You get some serious drama for your money with this stunning printed silk skirt from Topshop. It doesn't need much more than a simple black top and heels to make a great outfit.

Where: topshop.com

How much: £50

6. Uniqlo

Uniqlo work magic with coloured denim. We love these wearable dark peach jeans. They look great with the current trend for pastels and metallics.

Where: uniqlo.com

How much: £34.90

7. Toast

Brights seem to be a staple of summer wardrobes. Maybe it's misplaced optimism. But this raspberry coloured T made of 100 per cent cotton would be a great purchase.

Where: toast.co.uk

How much: £39

8. H&M

Keep the spring sun out of your eyes with these classic round shades. Nineties styles are back and this nostalgic design will make you feel 15 years younger. A real bargain.

Where: hm.com

How much: £5.99

9. Asos

The simplicity of these chinos, by a brand called Selected, is the slim cut and the soft cotton. The detailing comes from the jet coin pockets and back pocket button fastenings.

Where: asos.com

How much: £35

10. Joules

Not just for Christmas, the animal motif jumper is enjoying year-long popularity. Our favourite is this sweet design to go with bright trousers or a sheer midi skirt.

Where: joules.com

How much: £69.99

11. ASOS

A bag made from lightweight nylon is perfect for urban living. Front clasp fastening and a grab top handle make this ideal for carrying your daily kit around. It's waterproof too.

Where: asos.com

How much: £35

12. Next

Mint green trousers can look great, and really modern. Unless you have a model figure, though, opt for a looser cut. These would look great with a cream or white top.

Where: next.co.uk

How much: £34

13. Pink House Mustique

This lightweight linen shirt is inspired by that exclusive Caribbean island Mustique. If you're one of the lucky ones flying to warmer climes this winter, this is great gear.

Where: mrporter.com

How much: £90

14. Zatchels

There are some great neon satchels and rucksacks around but why not invest in a classic black leather version and buy a neon T-shirt instead. This will still look great in 10 years' time.

Where: liberty.co.uk

How much: £83

15. River Island

Cord is usually associated with winter, so it's refreshing to see it used successfully in shorts. The tobacco colour is fairly heavy so for lightness of touch perhaps wear with a coloured converse.

Where: riverisland.com

How much: £28

16. Boutique at Jaeger

Easy-to-wear checked blouse. Imagine an off-duty Audrey Hepburn in it with cropped trousers and ballet pumps. The colour would work with pale pastel greens or lemon yellows.

Where: jaeger.co.uk

How much: £80

17. Cos

Some might say that a black or brown leather belt doesn't cut the mustard anymore. This olive green skinny belt from Cos would be appropriate worn with a suit or jeans.

Where: cosstores.com

How much: £50

18. H&M

Strong prints were big on the catwalk and there are great versions on the high street. Try a cropped pastel sweatshirt or tucked-in sheer top with this bold, easy-to-wear pencil skirt.

Where: hm.com

How much: £29.99

19. Marks & Spencer

Waterproof jackets are always a sound investment. This blue jacket comes with a hood and zip pockets. Try with a pair of skinny stone chinos for that East Coast Preppy vibe.

Where: marksandspencer.com

How much: £49.50

20. River Island

Get ready for spring with these bright yellow sandals. For a relatively non-scary way to wear neons, team with neutrals. I love these with grey jeans or a khaki green dress.

Where: riverisland.com

How much: £29.99

21. Topman

These shorts are a great mix of casual and smart. Aztec-inspired, they have a laid-back vibe and the turquoise material has a tailored feel. The turn-ups are a nice touch.

Where: topman.com

How much: £30

22. Topshop

For those brave enough to wear a cut-away bra-top, this swan print number looks amazing. Wear it with a high-waisted skirt or peg trousers for a saucy yet sophisticated look.

Where: topshop.co.uk

How much: £26

23. Asos

The "Made In England" brand does what it says on the tin. These handmade shoes in blue suede with brown leather punched detail will make your feet stand out in the crowd.

Where: asos.com

How much: £140

24. Wallis

What's not to like about pyjama pants? The slouchy shape looks good with a loose fitting top or a more slim fitting vest. I would usually wear a wedge or heel to add an element of structure.

Where: wallis.co.uk

How much: £29.50

25. Topman

This shirt should tick all the boxes for buttoned-up City stuffiness but doesn't. Its wide stripe gives it a streetwise edge, And the vivid blue and red adds a dash of humorous garishness.

Where: topman.com

How much: £28

26. Topshop

This unusual bull tie-brooch will go well with a buttoned-up blouse or oversized shirt. An inexpensive and quirky way to refresh the look. No one will guess it's from Topshop.

Where: topshop.com

How much: £15

27. Gap

Chinos, a favourite for spring come in almost any style and cut these days. These coloured chinos from Gap are the perfect way of adding pazzaz to your look.

Where: gap.eu

How much: £135

28. Marks & Spencer

Wear this emerald green and sherbet yellow mineral print blouse with rolled-up chinos for Riviera-chic, or with a leather pencil skirt and killer-heeled ankle boots for a fiercer look.

Where: marksandspencer.com

How much: £35

29. Red Herring

This cotton canvas bag is simplicity itself. The handles and fastening are in white while the main body of the bag is navy blue. The nautical trend at it most unpretentious.

Where: debenhams.com

How much: £30

30. Sessun

This is a very sweet soft cotton skirt. It works well with a slouchy knit, tights and ankle boots until it is warm enough to forsake the tights and opt for a silk vest or T-shirt top.

Where: liberty.co.uk

How much: £75

31. Farah Vintage

This label is renowned for classic clothing. The Rathbone is made from durable fabric. With toggles, zips and a hood, its has all you could need from a lightweight waterproof jacket.

Where: farah.co.uk

How much: £105

32. Liberty

Give your wrist a Club Tropicana make-over with this cute printed fabric watch. Looks great worn with clashing prints or just a chunky knit.

Where: liberty.co.uk

How much: £59

33. Mango

H.E. by Mango is the Spanish retailer's male line. If you're looking for a bright pair of summer shorts then look no further. The colour will really make your tan legs pop.

Where: mango.com

How much: £21.90

34. New Look

Sparkly fabrics have been popular all winter. This metallic loose-knit jumper is a subtle incarnation perfect for spring. Looks great layered up with pastels and slouchy jeans.

Where: newlook.com

How much: £29.99

35. Toast

Espadrilles are possibly one of the easiest forms of foot wear. This navy pair from Toast are probably best suited for your holiday. Slip on and take a slow wander down to the beach.

Where: toast.co.uk

How much: £22

36. Lyle and Scott

These summery striped shorts promise warm weather ahead. Slim fit cut made from 100 per cent cotton. Perhaps wear these with a plain white fitted T-shirt for a classic look.

Where: lyleandscott.com

How much: £70

37. Folk

Folk create well designed and durable garments. Some of their T-shirts are simplicity at its best. Wear this vest with its striking patch pocket to look dressed up when dressed down.

Where: folkclothing.com

How much: £47

38. Office

These chic snaky boots look great with skinny black or coloured jeans and a white blouse. With the black nose and heel details, they look £100 more expensive than they are.

Where: office.co.uk

How much: £80

39. French Connection

A classic and modern fit is what we've come to expect from our chinos and these fill the brief. Will look great cuffed at the ankle, worn with a crisp white shirt. A look that never dates.

Where: frenchconnection.com

How much: £70

40. Topshop

Loosely draped and slightly sheer, this chiffon top is slashed down the back with a couple of button fastenings. Sophisticated and sexy, it looks great with grey skinny jeans.

Where: topshop.com

How much: £32

41. Topman

This navy canvas bag is great for everyday use. The yellow square is a nice touch too.

Where: topman.com

How much: £32

42. Dorothy Perkins

The boat neck, three-quarter length sleeves and tapered waist make this is an extremely flattering dress. A modern version of the classic Fifties shape.

Where: dorothyperkins.co.uk

How much: £40

43. Lyle & Scott

An old-school favourite. Made from the softest cotton, and reminiscent of an Eighties wardrobe staple, it has a laid-back feel. The bright yellow will work well with jeans.

Where: lyleandscott.com

How much: £85

44. H&M

Cute and cheerful, these fruity earrings will put you in a good mood. There is a different pair for every day of the week (with Sundays for rest obviously). Would make a great gift.

Where: hm.com

How much: £2.99

45. Asos

There is a glut of Aztec- inspired shorts and T-shirts coming this summer. With this busy pattern on your bottom half, a plain T-shirt on top will suffice.

Where: asos.com

How much: £32

46. Hobbs

Try wearing this exotic feather print blouse under a long sleeved dress or jumper. The Peter Pan collar will transform your wardrobe. It also works well with rich green trousers.

Where: hobbs.co.uk

How much: £95

47. TU Sainsbury

This belt is great if you like the combination of canvas and leather. And the navy and blue colours work well. A casual belt for a casual mood.

Where: sainsburys.co.uk

How much: £4

48. Oasis

You could imagine Michelle Obama resplendent in this. We'd swap the belt for a tan or burgundy leather version. The emerald green and baroque print will turn heads.

Where: oasis-stores.com

How much: £65

49. Cos

A full length mac can be cumbersome. A cropped version, like this from Cos is a great alternative. Stylish and smart, this can easily be worn over a suit jacket and shirt.

Where: cosstores.com

How much: £135

50. Alexander Wang

This dress from Wang's diffusion line T is worth stretching your wallet for. It is simple and elegant with beautiful detail. It would look great with the neon sandals.

Where: liberty.co.uk

How much: £108

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